KING CRIMSON - Live at the Marquee, London, July 6th, 1969
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|Format: CD / Cat No: 0633367784926 / Released: 11/05/2015
Track Listing: 1. 21st Century Schizoid Man / 2. Drop In / 3. I Talk To The Wind / 4. Epitaph / 5. Travel Weary Capricorn / 6. Improv / 7. Mars / Bonus Track: 8. Trees
More information: Previously limited availability – now reissued with a limited quantity of 500.
On July 5th, 1969, King Crimson played to upwards of 500,000 people on a bill topped by The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, London. It was a pivotal point for the band. The next evening, King Crimson played their regular club date - a crammed Marquee Club in the same city.
Recorded by an audience member, the original tape of the concert found its way to Robert Fripp and DGM many years later. Extensive audio restoration was applied and though it's never going to be a 'hi-fi' experience, as one of the earliest live recordings of the band, it has been a consistent seller for DGM for many years.
Pre-dating the release of In The Court Of The Crimson King by more than three months and showcasing material from that album, the tape captures the raw power that had already made Crimson London's hottest new band.
Also included is the only known recording/performance of Trees from October 1969. While the audio quality of this recording is poor and no amount of restoration can improve upon that, its rarity earned it a place as a fascinating bonus track.